Old International Fox Kids/Jetix Channels Memorial Thread

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  1. Moleoman

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    I've made a thread about the old international Fox Kids and Jetix (including Fox Kids Play/Jetix Play) channels (and/or feeds), where you can talk about those channels and put your memories from them and also their old schedules, promos and continuities.

    I'll begin with two continuities from Jetix Poland from circa April 2007 I've found on Youtube today..:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_KWUE9WTSk
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgX_PhHmFUY

    and a continuity of Fox Kids Poland from June 2003:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7_M1hJ0OQE
     
  2. Francisque

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    Poland did have its own feed right? Then why they do not use Polish inscriptions in their promos
    Oh my bad; in a promo they do.. it's interesting the bumper in the 2nd video with the sleeping Jetix character ; they did show that before 6am? It was used before Jetix UK changed to Disney XD too
     
  3. RegularCapital

    RegularCapital TVS: Portakabin TV Part of Fox Kids/Disney History

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    A lot of countries had their own Jetix feed or at least a localised pan-feed, below is a list of Jetix feeds in Europe and the Middle East:

    Central and Eastern Europe
    9,924,000 Households
    18 Countries
    Date launched: April 1999 – Jetix; October 2003 – Jetix Play
    Channels: Jetix; Jetix Play
    Broadcast hours: Jetix 24 hours (not in all countries); Jetix Play 0700 – 2345
    Languages: Romanian, Russian, Bulgarian. English (Jetix Play only)

    UK
    8,861,000 Households
    3 Countries
    Date launched: October 1996
    Channels: Jetix
    Broadcast hours: 24 hours
    Language: English

    Netherlands
    6,834,000 Households
    2 Countries
    Date launched: August 1997
    Channels: Jetix
    Broadcast hours: 0600 –1800
    Language: Dutch

    France
    5,060,000 Households
    6 Countries
    Date launched: November 1997
    Channels: Jetix
    Broadcast hours: 24 hours
    Language: French

    Poland
    4,428,000 Households
    1 Country
    Date launched: April 1998 – Jetix; November 2003 – Jetix Play
    Channels: Jetix; Jetix Play
    Broadcast hours: Jetix 0600 – 2400; Jetix Play 0500 – 2145
    Language: Polish

    Italy
    4,304,000 Households
    1 Country
    Date launched: April 2000 – Jetix; May 2005 – GXT
    Channels: Jetix, GXT
    Broadcast hours: 24 hours
    Language: Italian

    Hungary, Czech Republic and Slovakia
    3,119,000 Households
    3 Countries
    Date launched: September 2000
    Channels: Jetix
    Broadcast hours: 24 hours
    Language: Hungarian, Czech

    Scandinavia
    3,055,000 Households
    5 Countries
    Date launched: April 1998
    Channels: Jetix
    Broadcast hours: 0600 –1800
    Language: Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, English

    Spain
    2,983,000 Households
    1 Country
    Date launched: December 1998
    Channels: Jetix
    Broadcast hours: 24 hours
    Language: Spanish

    Germany
    1,640,000 Households
    3 Countries
    Date launched: October 2000
    Channels: Jetix
    Broadcast hours: 0600 –1945
    Language: German

    Turkey and Middle East
    950,000 Households
    14 Countries
    Date launched: April 2000 – Jetix; October 2003 – Jetix Play
    Channels: Jetix; Jetix Play
    Broadcast hours: Jetix 0600 – 2245; Jetix Play 0600 – 2245
    Language: Turkish, English (Jetix Play only)

    Israel
    798,000 Households
    1 Country
    Date launched: February 2001
    Channels: Jetix
    Broadcast hours: 0600 – 0215
    Language: Hebrew

    Greece
    343,000 Households
    1 Country
    Date launched: October 2001
    Channels: Jetix
    Broadcast hours: 0700 – 20

    A total of 58 countries had Jetix in Europe and the Middle East, and obviously they were originally named Fox Kids.
    Source: jetixeurope.com, Information accurate as of 2008, which was the last full year of Jetix branding in Europe.
    As a final sidenote, Jetix/Fox Kids Play was also the name of the interactive service in the UK, it wasn't a channel.
     
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    Well, this ident with sleeping Jetix "cat" was used on Jetix Poland just before 00:00 CET for about 1 minute. Then the bumper froze for circa 30 seconds and then it to the black screen. After the black screen at 06:00 CET the channel started the day with an ident and then the first show on schedule started.
    Here's how the Jetix closedown looked between 2005-late 2007: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nK9NieZA7V0
     
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    They also used to show the sleeping Jetix ident just before teleshopping starts on Jetix UK.
     
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    The most thing i remember on Jetix UK is some random show called PXG. It was made by Prisim Entertainment (probably a typo there) and this show was about a Japan-ish ninja reviewing games or movies. (dunno about movies, but that's what i remember)
     
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    What about Scandinavia? Why it ran from 6am to 6pm only? Was it just straight closed down when Toon Disney became Disney XD?
    Did it share with some other channels? I can't find info about it
     
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    From what I know, it time-shared with the Travel Channel.
     
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    I know Jetix (Don't know what country) used to show Mickey Mouse and His Friends, a strange version of Mouse Tracks. (I never seen Jetix in other countries, I found it on the web)
    [video=youtube;85mtavBX_sI]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85mtavBX_sI[/video]
     
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    In Latin America and Brazil, Fox Kids was launched in 1996 and achieved huge success, until the Jetix was launched in 2002 replacing Fox Kids, and unfortunately replaced in 2009 by Disney XD.

    Fox Kids Brazil in 1999:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8iLm5ERrFM

    Fox Kids Latin America in 2001:
    [video=youtube;NALCUGE6NaE]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NALCUGE6NaE[/video]

    Jetix Latin America:
    [video=youtube;qh4jB_Hq6jQ]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qh4jB_Hq6jQ[/video]
     
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    Too bad LA wasn't blessed with Fox Kids' "European graphics"
     
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    That's a bit weird :p
     
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    I have to agree with you about the graphics, they were great in Europe.
    Fox Kids in the UK timeshared with National Geographic Channel (another Fox property) and later on, Challenge (it wasn't a BSkyB owned channel then) on the Analogue feed.
    6pm on the Scandinavian feed seems rather early, I would assume that the Travel Channel would technically be teleshopping on that channel. :D
     
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    Here (not sure if some local TV still do) many local commercial TVs used to have since late 90s early 2000s a Fox Kids 1-hour simulcast from 6pm to 7pm: there even were some Fox Kids game idents filler to do a proper handover.. they usually put there some of their highest rated shows
    In 2004 (the 1st of January) this block officially split from the Fox Kids channel (which was about to become Jetix) and became a brand of its own: K2 .. In many regional TVs it also expanded during the morning (something like 6.50am to 8am; intiailly the morning they had a Power Rangers branded block, almost like treated as an own channel, all dedicated to many series of the Power Ranger brand).. the K2 brand in its earlier days was strongly similar to the Fox Kids CEE graphics of that time (the ones used before rebranding to Jetix), the channel however was still a mix of the Fox Kids/Jetix schedule
    In 2008 the Jetix company decided to launch a K2 proper channel on DTT and satellite; local TVs continued to pick this signal up until many later on dropped this (as DTT became stronger)
    In 2010 a sister channel called Frisbee also launched; more recently, "Switchover Media" , the successor of Jetix Europe (which still owns GXT) became owned by Discovery.. hence K2 and Frisbee now have much more "mainstream programming" (DC series, older Jetix series and even some education Discovery programming) ; with Discovery these channels also became 16:9
     
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    This recording of Mickey Mouse and Friends intro came probably from an Asian version of Jetix (due to the size of the Jetix bug and its position on top-right).
     
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    I reckon that was recorded in India, as that YouTube account has some videos in Hindi.
     
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    India it is. The only other Asian Jetix was Jetix Japan.
    South Korea had a Jetix block on CHAMP when the channel was new and owned by CJ E&M, the owners of Tooniverse (the channel's currently owned by Daewon Media, who also own ANIONE and Anibox).
     
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    I always felt that The Simpsons and Futurama were missing from Fox Kids, until I realised they were originally targeted for adults.
     
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    Jetix Scandinavia's schedule for...
    MAY 2005
    weekdays:

    06:00 Inspector Gadget
    06:25 Dennis the Menace
    06:50 Tiny Planets
    06:55 Hamtaro - Little Hamsters, Big Adventures
    07:20 The Three Friends and Jerry
    07:35 Sonic X
    08:00 Gadget and the Gadgetinis
    08:25 Tiny Planets
    08:50 Jim Button
    09:15 The Magic School Bus
    09:40 Tiny Planets
    09:45 Little Wizards
    10:15 Three Little Ghosts
    10:45 Sylvanian Families
    11:10 Happy Ness: Secret of the Loch
    11:35 Bad Dog
    11:50 The Three Friends and Jerry
    12:05 Dennis the Menace
    12:30 Life with Louie
    12:55 Inspector Gadget
    13:20 Gadget and the Gadgetinis
    13:45 Black Hole High
    14:10 Lizzie McGuire
    14:35 Braceface
    15:00 Hamtaro - Little Hamsters, Big Adventures
    15:25 Moville Mysteries
    15:50 Pokemon
    16:15 Digimon I
    16:40 Spider-Man
    17:05 Sonic X
    17:30 Totally Spies
    18:00 Closedown

    weekends:
    06:00 Dennis the Menace
    06:25 Hamtaro - Little Hamsters, Big Adventures
    06:50 Bad Dog
    07:05 Digimon
    07:35 Braceface
    08:00 Totally Spies
    08:25 Gadget and the Gadgetinis
    08:50 Tutenstein
    09:15 Jacob Two Two
    09:40 Pokemon
    10:05 Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go!
    10:30 Medabots
    10:55 Nascar Racers
    11:20 Eerie, Indiana
    11:45 Black Hole High
    12:10 So Little Time
    12:35 Princess Sissi
    13:05 Braceface
    13:30 Lizzie McGuire
    13:55 Totally Spies
    14:20 Digimon I
    14:45 Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go!
    15:10 Iznogoud
    15:35 Life with Louie
    16:00 The Three Friends and Jerry
    16:15 Jacob Two Two
    16:40 Ultimate Book of Spells
    17:05 Goosebumps
    17:30 Goosebumps
    18:00 Closedown

    OCTOBER 2005
    weekdays:

    06:00 Inspector Gadget
    06:25 Bad Dog
    06:40 The Three Friends and Jerry
    06:55 Pokemon
    07:20 Pucca
    07:25 Sonic X
    07:50 The Three Friends and Jerry
    08:05 Jacob Two Two
    08:30 Inspector Gadget
    08:55 Franklin
    09:20 Jim Button
    09:45 Tiny Planets
    10:15 Happy Ness: Secret of the Loch
    10:45 Princess Sissi
    11:10 Dennis the Menace
    11:35 Bad Dog
    11:50 Life with Louie
    12:20 Hamtaro - Little Hamsters, Big Adventures
    12:50 Braceface
    13:20 Jacob Two Two
    13:50 So Little Time
    14:20 Goosebumps
    14:50 Black Hole High
    15:15 Spider-Man
    15:40 Moville Mysteries
    16:05 Digimon II
    16:30 Totally Spies
    17:00 W.I.T.C.H.
    17:30 Sonic X
    18:00 Closedown

    weekends:
    06:00 Dennis the Menace
    06:25 Hamtaro - Little Hamsters, Big Adventures
    06:50 Tiny Planets
    07:00 Franklin
    07:30 Gadget and the Gadgetinis
    08:00 Braceface
    08:25 Totally Spies
    08:50 Tutenstein
    09:15 Jacob Two Two
    09:40 Pokemon
    10:10 Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go!
    10:40 Medabots
    11:10 Digimon II
    11:40 Black Hole High
    12:10 Breaker High
    12:35 Lizzie McGuire
    13:05 Braceface
    13:35 Ultimate Book of Spells
    14:05 Digimon II
    14:30 Moville Mysteries
    15:00 Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go!
    15:30 Totally Spies
    16:00 Martin Mystery
    16:30 A.T.O.M. Alpha Teens On Machines
    17:00 Pucca
    17:05 Spider-Man
    17:30 Pucca
    17:35 Totally Spies
    18:00 Closedown

    Source: http://web.archive.org/web/*/safehouse.dk/data/2005*
     

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